Kelly & Kalina Schneider
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Kalina Schneider- BIO
Kalina Schneider was born and raised in Poland. In her early years she was interested in visual arts and was drawing and painting. She had a few successful exhibitions in her home town- Katowice.
She also holds a Maters Degree from Silesian University where she studied Art History and Cultural Studies.
After finishing college, she took a sabbatical and was working as a travel agent in Turkey and Egypt. In 2000 she moved to London, UK where she had a short love affair with fashion design and started her own fashion line…
In 2006 she moved to Kingdom of Bahrain to work for their flag airline. While in the Middle East she met and married her husband Kelly Schneider. Kalina’s passion for art combined Kelly’s love of traveling the world, ignited their mutual interest in photography.
After moving back to the US Kalina helped her husband run a successful landscape photography studio. Selling prints at local galleries gradually faded as the world of portraiture brought a new life and vision to their work.
Kalina enjoys making her own costumes and does styling for KSfinearts workshops and international photography adventures, client sessions and works as stylist with other photographers. She recently introduced Magical Fairy Portraits (children Photography) to the KSfinearts portfolio.
Today they are based in Washington DC and specialize in Fine Art Portraiture and Boudoir photography – as well as teaching photography at workshops and photo safaris in the USA and Europe.
Kalina is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Maryland Professional Photographers Association.
PPA Master Photographer (JAN 2020), PPA Photographic Craftsmen, Certified Professional Photographer
Maryland PPA Fellow
Born and raised in Coronado California and then moved to Gresham, Oregon and remained there until he joined the US Navy in 1980 where he served for 29 years. During his US Navy travels all over the world including 137 countries, he became aware of his passion for photography and “capturing” the life around him. In 2010, Kelly began his pursuit of professional portraiture and growing and
developing his skills in creating “salient” portraits.
In 2012, Kelly his wife started the family photography business focusing on weddings and portraiture/Boudoir. Over time, he has become passionate about teaching others and he has earned a master’s degree in Human Systems Integration
from the Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey California. He has completed the Executive leadership course at both UC Berkeley and Duke University and is a MDPPA Board of Directors member for 2019.
Kelly continues to develop his photography skills and strongly believes in constantly learning and invests in himself through attendance at 2-3 learning workshops/events each year.
Over the past few years, Kelly and his wife Kalina (also a gifted photographer and active PPA member/MDPPA member) has been hosting workshops both in the US and in Europe. The family photography business has recently changed its name to Kelly Schneider Fine Arts (ksfinearts.com) and focuses on Boudoir and Fine Art portraiture and workshops.
Kelly is currently writing his first book on “The Salient Portrait – the science behind it and how to achieve it” and is a core element of all his workshops and training events. He earned the Best Portrait of the Year award in 2017 for MDPPA and Best Portrait Photographer for the State of Maryland for 2017 and 2018 and Wedding Photographer of the year for 2018 as well as two Fujifilm Masterpiece Awards in 2019 and the State American Society of Photographers Elite Trophy!
Kelly is married Mrs. Kalina Schneider from Katowice Poland. Kalina and Kelly currently call Accokeek MD with their two kids – a beagle and a terrier!